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Echobit flip, how much lift?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by sled_dog, Feb 19, 2003.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    How much does the echobit flip kit really give in peoples experience? I looking for 6" of lift nad have about 1.5 out back already from some nice stiff 3/4 ton+ capacity springs.
     
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    Sounds like your in luck. I put the echobit flip on my truck and got about 4 1/2 or 5 inches so it'll work just fine. Great kit, well built, good price, the hardest part is getting the old hardware off but you have to watch your pinion angle. You might have to move your spring perches or shim quite a bit.

    andy
     
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    I think he can set you up with longer shackles if needed...
     
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    how many degree shim you think I would need? i mean what angle? I guess I could move my spring perches, I am sure of my welding skills but not of my ability to put them in the right spots for the right angle.
     
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    They will give you 5.25" of rear lift, reusing your stock shackles.
    How much the pinion needs to be shimmed is variable. I have a longbed pickup with a non-CV shaft and I needed 8 degrees. A blazer might not need any.
    -- Mike
     

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